Saturday, June 23, 2012

Android Market Already Saturated From

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Android Market
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Android does not discuss the ending, there is only interesting for review and debate. Google is making the right decision by bringing up Android market, but I see that this device will soon be entering the saturation point.

Android itself can develop because Android is based on OpenSource, this allows device makers and application developers can develop Android. And this is proved, even booming Android devices in the world's number one.

But the delays Google Android monitors instead make Android market a big too fast and uncontrolled. Google yourself to realize that Android is segmented, and is a major blow to Google's Android at Amazon released the Kindle version of the Amazon in the Fire. Amazon eliminates all frills and replaces it with Google and Amazon. It definitely has strayed far from the Google-Android will dominate.

When we look at the Android version that is widely used today is Gingerbread Android Froyo 2.2 and 2.3. Whereas ICS version 4.0 has been that, but there are not many devices that are outstanding. Hope is the beginning of the Android community can develop the tools that already exist. As happened on Linux. But Android is not Linux, although Linux kernel-based Android.

Android Market
Android Users chart by May 1, 2012 - source Wikipedia

The problem is, Google Android license to Apache 2 license, this allows Android apps do not have to be Open Source is required to distribute the source code as it does on Linux. Party device makers also are not necessarily obliged to open their version of the android source code. Only a few device makers that open source code to the community some of their devices (e.g. Samsung, but not all devices open). This is where the difficulty of developing the Android market to higher version.

My own experience congestion with Huawei S7 Slim tablet that I use. In hardware, the device allows me to upgrade to the ICS 4.0. But alas, the Huawei does not want to open their source code to android community. I had to settle for using Froyo version 2.2.

Unless Google forcing device makers to release their source code to the community, the device makers will continue to release new devices and do not feel obliged to develop the existing device to Android version is higher. But even this is not done Google. As consumers, we are forced to buy new devices if you want to upgrade the system. Whereas most Android users are early users of smart phones, they also know that different versions of Android 2.2 / 2.3 to 4.0 are not significant for the consumer.

This is the Android market saturation point, so consumers will not buy a new device every time Google released a new version of Android, especially with the new version to see Android appear each year. Party application developers are also experiencing difficulties due to the large version and Android devices circulation.

Obviously the absence of standardization of devices, Android will gradually step up to its own destruction. Except for Google to step in and push the device makers to standardize the device.

Standardization should be using the hardware limitation, certification, system upgrades and agreements with the manufacturer of the device. Later, the consumer can be encouraged to buy a device that has a "Google-Certified-Hardware". That way, gradually Android market will definitely be better controlled, since consumers will not choose the devices that are not "-Google-Certified Hardware".

Segmentation in the Google backed Android to hit, hit forward. Impose a "Google-Certified-Hardware" will slow the development of Android, but let the Android market "craze" as it is now also going to turn it off slowly. Moreover, Android could be considered not very profitable for Google (kimi raiko analysis).

Android development pattern similar to the development of Ubuntu Linux, the more slowly cannot be installed on older devices. But the difference in Linux, because its source code is open all the, other application developers can develop a branch from the version that will be preserved, so no need to upgrade to higher version. If this makes it possible for Android, version 2.2 and 2.3 should still be developed.

Android is a great and impressive, but if Google cannot cope with the buildup of Gingerbread Android Froyo 2.2 and 2.3, consumers eventually would be turned into another OS.

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